Wednesday, September 25, 2013


We got sun later in the day yesterday and it's a sunny morning and 58 degrees right now.  Lovely!  I have the place opened up.  The wind died down--my direction, anyways, and it's...
WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday) and I have internet!  What happens to be on my art desk this morning is a paper box.
You've seen me drag these out from under my bed before.  Well, I was dragging them out again yesterday--after finishing the prompt card workshop before I start another workshop--to find my box of artist quality 80-90# watercolor papers and drawing papers.  TaDa!! 
I really should label these but over the years I've kept switching the contents around.  Anyways, I needed to know what I have before I order from Dick Blick next month.  Got plans to attempt making some nicer art journals for Leah and my etsy shop--so I want a bit of book cloth (I've used before) and some different book boards.  You may remember that the davy board was so difficult for me to cut down--so I'd like to try a couple other brands of smaller boards.  Oh, and I might even go for a piece of faux leather on a cover!  I've never tried that before...and I do need to practice, right?  Red is greatly appealing to me right now--LOL!  Or maybe burgundy!  We'll see.  I do need a lot of different groceries in October, though, for the no processed foods for a month thing...
Speaking of, I had Caroline take down all my various jars from the kitchen and stack most of them on a folding table in my bedroom...which already has stacks of books and magazines from the bookcase in the hall on the floor because I am still waiting for stronger shelves.  My bedroom is a disaster area this past year--so I thought it won't make a difference if the jars are in there for a while.  (Since my sciatica apparently moved in with a trunk and furniture, I can only do a little at a time standing these days.) 
My cupboards look so bare! 
No jars up there! 
Oh, and the three biggest ones are waiting in the kitchen to be first in line. 
You know how jars get in the kitchen--no matter how clean you try to be they get that film of grease on them.  So, I am going to go through each jar and check the contents are still viable and clean the jars off thoroughly.  Then I will know exactly what I still have and what I need for October.  Was an overdue project, anyways, so I'll be very glad to have it done.
The new modem box arrived yesterday via UPS.   
I also got a call from a girl at Century Link telling me I was all hooked up for internet.  I told her that I had been told Wednesday and didn't have someone coming to hook it up for me till then.  "That's okay.  You're good to go."  
They are not the most organized company, are they?
I quick checked my laptop and, as you can readily see, it has still been working--TaDa!!!  So, these mysterious little blinking cyberspace hobbits that live in the dark corner of my desk can handle two companies at the same time. 
Honestly, I think it might be that just one of them is my actual internet liaison.  I can't remember what the other one is for--LOL!  Might be a box that is ESPing to my TV computer for all I know.  I can't keep all these techie do-dads straight.
Regardless--how about that?  It worked!  I'm so happy!  Now, if I don't like the new slower connection I don't have to worry about paying to reconnect the one I'm using right now.  We'll find out tonight if I can use the internet and watch Netflix streaming movies and all of that without much trouble or delay.  Whoohoo!!
Happy Wednesday!!  :):)
"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."
Joseph Campbell


Intense Guy said...

Hi Karma!!

Um, it that, err... dust on those "links to the world" devices?


The one on the left looks like a BEC 7300GT ADSL2+ Router - which is a combined modem - internet connection sharing router with wireless support (I think). The one on the right looks like a different modem...

I am reminded of the lights be blinken phrase. :)


Das computermachine ist nicht fuer gefingerpoken und mitten grabben.

Ist easy schnappen der springen werk, blowenfusen und poppencorken mit spitzensparken.

Ist nicht fuer gewerken bei das dumpkopfen.

Das rubbernecken sichtseeren keepen das cotten-pickenen hans in das pockets muss; relaxen und watchen das blinkenlichten!

Beth said...

I have so many boxes hooked to my computer, TV and telephone. I have no idea what they are all for.

Celticspirit said...

Hi Rita! I just stopped by your blog to say hi and I read back a bit. It looks like things are going good for you and Karma. :)

Winnie said...

I am chuckling as my hubby decided to put up about a dozen of my teapots on my cabinets in the kitchen, and now I see that I a big job ahead of cleaning them! Love that paper! Dick Blick is a favorite of mine, only I spend too long in that store and alot of money! Enjoy the day! Winnie#72

TexWisGirl said...

glad you're connected! somehow! maybe double! :)

Janie Junebug said...

I'm so glad everything works. Don't you hate it when Sciatica or one of her friends moves in and simply will not leave? Sciatica is worthless. Absolutely worthless. I bet she never helps with anything.


Donna Wheat said...

thanks for sharing, have a great week, Donna #54

Katie Isabella said...

You made my day here. Your blog is unfailingly fun and interesting,

Friko said...

You are a lot more efficient than me about all these things, not just kitchen stuff, but even computer bits and bobs.

Hope it works well for you.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I can relate to the sciatic nerve bit. I think mine has taken up residence as well. I'm trying not to let it get my down but all this hobbling does get a girl a bit blue. You are such a smart non-processed cookie to think to look and see what you have before putting in another order! I don't mean to imply that I wouldn't do that, but yeah... it wouldn't cross my mind. I can't help you one bit with the techy things. I can barely get my house alarm to turn off for me. Apparently my fingertips are dead. I had to get a stylus, either that or call the police all the time after it goes off. They frown on that though.

Beau T said...

Hi Rita,

It would seem you have a fair amount going on for ya. Love the bright blue sky and sorry to hear about the sciatica not the nicest thing to have.

This quote I LOVE!

"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."

Take Care :D

VonnyK said...

I used to have all sorts of boxes and do dads on my old computer and had no clue what they did. My new computer is great just the screen and that's it. We have modem up in another room and nothing else to worry about, thankfully as I'm not a technical person!! I was drooling over that water colour paper :) Still flat out house hunting for my friend and it's school holidays but will write soon.
Have a great week,
Von #41

Anonymous said...

That's an awesome shot of the sky.

Carol said...

Why is it that when we try to get cleaned and organized..everything looks like a disaster are for some time :) I need to go through my papers too and see what it is the I just can't live without. Haven't been to Blick's for a awhile now :)

Darla said...

Looks like you are going to have a neat and tidy kitchen/pantry when you are finished. I store a lot in jars too, like to get rid of all the packaging/advertising ASAP.


andi filante said...

I think I would die without my Netflix. Seriously. I don't know what I did before that ingenious invention.


Nan G said...

Love the huge sky pic! No processed food? Glad your tech stuff is up and working. A running late with my visits. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #7

Dee said...

Dear Rita, I've been away from visiting blogs since last week and so I've missed out on your sharing, but it's clear from this posting that you have a whole list of things to accomplish before October! I hope all your plans work out and that getting things done doesn't complicate your physical health. Take care of yourself no matter what else needs to be done. Please. Peace.

Far Side of Fifty said...

LOL Iggy is so funny! I could read all that garbled german:)
Hope you have some success with your netflex.
Good gosh you have lots of white stuff in jars:)

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Intense Guy's comment is hysterical.

Glad to hear I'm hob-nobbing with someone who's so well-connected.

As for the fake leather, my hubby bought some genuine faux distressed leather from Walmart. I know, not my favorite store either, but this stuff is great. He got it in brown, so it reminds me of the old bomber jackets. He used it to cover the seat in out Model A, and it looks terrific.

Happy weekend!

April said...

You've been very busy. It's it amazing how quickly grease and dust build up in a kitchen - isn't it? Can't wait to see what you come up with for your books. Thank you for visiting my blog earlier. April #21

AliceKay said...

I'm glad you're connected. Hoping all worked well with the Netflix, too.